Colorado State University
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dr. Jeremiah Easley’s career path has come full circle. As a young boy, he lived with his family in Fort Collins while his father, Jack — an accomplished equine veterinarian — completed a sabbatical under Dr. Simon Turner at Colorado State University.
Now, Dr. Easley serves as co-director of the Preclinical Surgical Research Laboratory at Colorado State University, which was launched more than 20 years ago to test new medical devices for use, eventually, in human patients.
To date, the laboratory has worked with companies — including startups — on more than 30 devices that have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration following testing at Colorado State University.
Growing up as a veterinarian’s son, Dr. Easley said he always had an interest in the field, but he wasn’t sure if it was for him.
He explored other areas as an undergraduate, majoring first in art and then marine biology. But he was ultimately drawn to veterinary medicine and received his DVM from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. While there, he began to formulate his career goals, which included specializing in surgery.
Dr. Easley landed an internship with an equine veterinary practice in Ocala, Florida, which further fueled his interests in equine surgery, then completed a residency at the University of Florida in large animal surgery.
Friday, October 23
10 am – 6 pm